TITLE

Waste Away

AUTHOR(S)
Crowley, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;11/26/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 22, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the political maneuvering and delay that has surrounded the question of how to store nuclear waste in the United States. Report that most nuclear waste is stored in flimsy buildings that are often little more than simple concrete warehouses; Highlights of a report of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the probable destruction that may be caused by explosion of spent fuel; Proposal to store the waste in Yucca Mountain in Nevada; Arguments made by senator Harry Reid against the proposal; Rejection of the plans to recycle spent fuel through special reactors; benefits of storing waste in granite, which is especially prevalent in Northeastern states; Danger of nuclear waste storage at nuclear power plants in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
5552818

 

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